Introducing ARCH’s 2022 Innovative And Exemplary Respite Services: Successful Models For Replication

Panel facilitated by Casandra Firman, ARCH, at the 2022 National Lifespan Respite Conference in Madison, WI, September 15, 2022.

The slides provide an overview and purpose of ARCH’s Innovative and Exemplary Respite initiative,  and describe the selection criteria and process.

During this session, Casandra Firman with the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center introduced the model respite services recognized by ARCH as Innovative and Exemplary in 2022. All serve different populations and represent unique approaches to service delivery. They discussed the components of their services that make them exceptional, innovative, and worthy of national replication.

The representatives from the five 2022 Innovative and Exemplary Respite Services from across the country.

Tracy Cieniewicz
Director, Alabama Lifespan Respite for the HEARTS Respite Program

Julie Praska-Moser, CMC
Regional Manager, Caregiver Coordinator, Caregiver and Companion Services, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Michelle Quiroga-Diaz, LCSW
Director, Adult Day Program, ONEgeneration Intergenerational Daycare Center

Whitney Stout
Caregiver Relief Services Manager, Parc Center for Disabilities

Elaine Whitford
Executive Director, The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

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